doctor checking medical needs to avoid medical malpractice

Individuals with ongoing medical needs may be concerned about obtaining medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any patient seeking medical care should know that medical offices are essential businesses and are exempt from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s order closing all non-life-sustaining businesses. Medical professionals are expected to practice safety protocols,…

coal mining worker with black lung

As many Americans stay home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic, Kentucky coal miners still go down to the mines, deemed an essential business, where the virus is one more potentially deadly threat coal miners face each working day. Coal miners may be especially vulnerable to the coronavirus because of…

man texting while driving in a car in Kentucky

Could Kentucky adopt a tougher law restricting texting or using cell phones while behind the wheel of a car this year? State Rep. James Tipton of Taylorsville has introduced a bill to do so, and he has six co-sponsors, according to the Louisville Courier Journal. If the “Phone-Down Kentucky Act” becomes…

injured while working on building

Many injured workers receiving Kentucky workers’ compensation benefits feel as if they are in a state of limbo. They are following their doctors’ orders and doing everything they can to recover so they’ll be declared fit for a job that they know they can no longer handle. Yet they are…

high blood pressure/hypertension workers compensation claim

Under Kentucky’s workers’ compensation laws, a worker who has been injured on the job or developed a work-related illness may receive paid medical care. All medical payments are the responsibility of the employer and are usually handled by a workers’ compensation insurance administrator. The injured worker is not required to…

Kentucky driver politely driving

Kentucky drivers, your generally good manners reflect well on you. A recent study performed by the online insurance comparison website Insurify found that Kentucky has the most polite drivers in the nation. Out of 1,000 drivers, only 9.9 received a citation for one of the traffic offenses categorized as a…